Call for Papers: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

Special Issue: Understanding and Countering Violent Extremism (August 2017 issue) guest edited by Gary LaFree and Joshua D. Freilich

Deadline: September 1, 2016

The Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on Understanding and Countering Violent Extremism. Primary consideration will be given to submissions that feature original, innovative, and empirical work. Manuscripts considered for this special issue may focus on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to):

The special issue is especially welcoming of interdisciplinary perspective on these topics, and all types of methods and theoretical orientations are welcome subjects for the special issue. All submitted manuscripts should seek to advance theory, and feature key implications for crime policy and practice.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed. An abstract of approximately 100 words must accompany the manuscript. Manuscripts must be 30 pages or less, double-spaced, including the abstract, references, and all figures and tables. Manuscripts should be received no later than September 1, 2016.

Please send two electronic copies of the manuscript one complete version (with a cover page containing the author's name, title, institutional affiliation with complete address, email and phone contact information; acknowledgments; research grant information), and one blind copy with all identifying information removed to facilitate blind peer review, to Gary LaFree ( and Josh Freilich ( Please include "Special Issue of JCCJ-CVE" in the subject line. Manuscripts should be in MS Word format and conform to the formatting style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.).